In Search of Old Mont

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A circular walk through Fulwell and Clevely visiting places associated with "Old Mont" Abbot, Enstone carter and shepherd, made famous by Sheila Stewart's book "Lifting the Latch".

Montague Abbot, known as Old Mont died in 1989 at the age of 87. He spent all of his life in and around the village of Enstone as a carter and shepherd. This mainly level or gently undulating walk includes some field paths which can be muddy in places, strong footwear is advisable.


This walk is organised by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens, the voluntary arm of the Cotswolds Conservation Board. These walks offer an interesting and often entertaining way of exploring our wonderful Cotswold countryside and landscape. All walks by the Voluntary Wardens are FREE OF CHARGE however donations are welcome and help us to take care of the countryside.

PLEASE: always remember to wear appropriate footwear because some walks may be steep and muddy in places. Dogs are not allowed on walks, except guide dogs and hearing dogs. It is advisable to check the website or call the Cotswolds Conservation Board (01451 862000) beforehand for details of any changes, particularly during bad weather.

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Difficulty: Easy
Date: Sun July 21, 2019
Time: 02:30 PM
Duration: 2.5 hours
Distance: 4 miles
OS Grid Ref: SP380252
Map Ref: H4
Starting Point: Enstone near the cemetery on the LIttle Tew Road OX7 4NN
Stile Free: No
Leader: Tony Graeme
Organiser: Cotswold Voluntary Wardens